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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Dirty Wheels? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I have the painted aluminum wheels on my black 2011 v-coupe ..... and bloody hell the wheels get dirty fast. ...
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    Dirty Wheels?

    I have the painted aluminum wheels on my black 2011 v-coupe ..... and bloody hell the wheels get dirty fast. It seems like the brake dust sticks to these wheels worse than any wheels I've ever had. --- Does anyone with these wheels have any recommendation for cleaning (I hear Sonax is pretty good), or even better, a polish/wax that will repel the brake dust in the first place? Thanks

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    You can clean it with anything you'd like, it's not going to make a difference. There are a few spray on brake dust repellents. Pick one up at your local parts store a d give it a try.

    Otherwise, look into different pads. EBC RedStuff pads are quiet, powerful, and low dusting.

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    Re: Dirty Wheels?

    Armorall Wheel Protectorant works well for me. Clean the wheels, let them dry, spray on the Armorall, let that dry - done.

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    Re: Dirty Wheels?

    ^^this^^

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    Guys, think about the fantastic brakes that we have. The other high performance German cars have the same problem. If you don't like cleaning brake dust, you're not a high performance guy, are lazy or don't have a good detailer. Alternative pads can provide less dust but less performance and more noise. To each his own, but this complaint seems out of place on a high performance car forum. Just my 2 cents. Jud
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFJr
    Guys, think about the fantastic brakes that we have. The other high performance German cars have the same problem. If you don't like cleaning brake dust, you're not a high performance guy, are lazy or don't have a good detailer. Alternative pads can provide less dust but less performance and more noise. To each his own but this complaint seems out of place on a high performance car forum. Just my 2 cents. Jud
    Agree. My wife's BMW X5 is terrible!

    The advantage of having graphite wheels on the V is that it's not as noticeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gohawks63
    Agree. My wife's BMW X5 is terrible! The advantage of having graphite wheels on the V is that it's not as noticeable.
    Dark wheels turn brown, so cleaning is required for them, too. It depends on your tolerance for dust.
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    Re: Dirty Wheels?

    Quote Originally Posted by JFJr View Post
    Dark wheels turn brown, so cleaning is required for them, too. It depends on your tolerance for dust.
    True and my tolerance is low, but the BMW is ridiculous. A drive around the block and they are already covered in brake dust.

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    I had chrome wheels before I plasti dipped them black but before when the chrome would get dirty they looked like they were gun metal! And they would get dirty fast

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    Re: Dirty Wheels?

    I've been using Armoral wheel protector since I got my V Coupe in 2011, and I often go a month or more before I have to treat them again. Just make sure they're clean and dry before spraying it on.

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    Re: Dirty Wheels?

    my advice - buy an inexpensive electric power washer... 1700 PSI or so. It will put out enough pressure to rinse your wheels like new. Takes 2 minutes. No chemicals. With a wider end nozzle, you can also wash your car in 4 minutes w/o going to car wash.

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